ROV Planet Articles

Equinor collaborates with Microsoft on Northern Lights carbon capture and storage value chain

15.10.2020
Equinor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to explore ways to support the Northern Lights carbon capture and storage (CCS) project as a technology partner. Microsoft will explore using the project to enable the transportation and storage of captured CO2 . Equinor is developing the project together with Shell and Total as equal partners.

Enpro Subsea enables safe removal of ‘attic’ oil from Brent Bravo’s concrete cells

15.10.2020
Hunting Energy Services, Subsea Technologies division supporting DeepOcean has successfully completed another campaign in the North Sea using Enpro Subsea’s proven Field Decommissioning (F-Decom) system. The recent campaign on Shell UK Limited (Shell) Brent Bravo concrete structure was completed with no safety incidents, ahead of schedule and within budget.

Aberdeen Science Centre Set to Officially Reopen to the Public in November

14.10.2020
Aberdeen Science Centre is set to unveil its transformational new look on Wednesday, 4th November, when it will officially reopen to the public.

Saginaw Bay’s Marine Ecosystem Revival

14.10.2020
Saginaw Bay’s warm waters serve as nursery grounds for many fish species and support the fisheries of both Saginaw Bay and the main basin of Lake Huron. Historically, inner Saginaw Bay contained rock reefs that provided critical habitats, spawning grounds, and juvenile areas for many native fish species. This includes Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and Suckers during the spring and Lake Whitefish, Cisco, Lake Trout, and Burbot in the fall.

Oceaneering Awarded BOP Tethering Services Contract from Petrobras in Brazil

13.10.2020
Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) is proud to announce that the company has been awarded a BOP tethering services contract offshore Brazil from Petrobras. The contract duration is one-year with the option to extend for an additional year.

C-Innovation selects Sonardyne technology spread for its Brazilian fleet

13.10.2020
Integrated marine services company C-Innovation (C-I) has chosen a suite of Sonardyne’s underwater positioning and navigation systems to support its operations offshore Brazil.

Hydromea launches its most advanced wireless underwater modem LUMA X

12.10.2020
Hydromea is launching its new patent-pending subsea wireless communication modem LUMA X. The LUMA X can beam data at up to 10 Mbit/s with a 120 degree cone. With that, the LUMA X enables real-time streaming of HD-quality video and 4K images wirelessly through water – allowing the operators of autonomous underwater vehicles to monitor its interventions from the comfort of its control rooms onshore.

Chief Executive of National Oceanography Centre receives CBE

12.10.2020
The National Oceanography Centre’s Chief Executive, Prof Ed Hill, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 list, published today, in recognition of his services to ocean and environmental sciences.

Boskalis secures multiple dredging contracts in Germany

12.10.2020
Boskalis recently secured three contracts for coastal protection and port maintenance activities in Germany. These dredging contracts carry a combined value of EUR 45 million for Boskalis and will all commence in the coming months.

Oceanology International 2020 goes virtual; Oceanology International Americas postponed

12.10.2020
Oceanology International 2020 is to be held virtually, bypassing the current doubts over worldwide travel and quarantine restrictions whilst bringing the Oceanology community together in a fresh, innovative way through the Oi Connect events and meetings platform. Moving to a virtual exhibition ensures that it will be open to everyone, sidestepping travel times and logistics and uniting the global ocean tech audience.

Triumph's new build Floating Windfarm Development Vessels will be fitted with SMD QT1600 trencher

09.10.2020
Triumph's new build Floating Windfarm Development Vessels will be fitted with Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd free-flying QT1600 trencher.

SeeByte deliver step change in linking underwater autonomy and communications

08.10.2020
SeeByte, a global leader in developing smart software solutions for unmanned maritime systems have successfully linked autonomy and communications to maximise the information that can be transferred in communications-limited scenarios.

Marine and subsea specialist recruiter ETPM targets new sectors and appoints new BDM

08.10.2020
Subsea and marine recruitment specialist ETPM is continuing its planned programme of growth and diversification across all sectors of the energy industry with the appointment of Leigh Reid to the newly created role of Business Development Manager.

OceanTools enhances offerings with investment in state-of-the-art CNC machinery

08.10.2020
Despite current industry challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OceanTools, global leaders in subsea engineering, have seen an increase in demand for their products and engineering services, leading to the recent investment in £300,000 of CNC machinery.

Live video streaming of inspection and repair offshore reduces personnel numbers on-board amidst COVID restrictions

07.10.2020
ROVOP has delivered its first remote platform-based inspection, repair and maintenance workscope, effectively reducing the number of personnel required offshore.

Eyes Underwater for Superyachts

07.10.2020
For superyacht owners, eyes beneath the waves, provided by intelligent underwater robotic vehicles, is a valuable resource.

J+S Subsea appoints Phil Reid as MD and Doug Sedge as non-exec director

07.10.2020
Global subsea controls company J+S Subsea, has appointed Phil Reid as its first managing director and broadened its leadership team with industry stalwart Doug Sedge joining its board as a non-executive director.

VideoRay Begins Shipping Defender Underwater Robot Systems To U.S. Navy

06.10.2020
Following up on its recent announcement of another multi-million-dollar order for Defender underwater robot systems by the U.S. Navy, VideoRay has shipped units to the naval warfare service branch.
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